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How we Learn (adaptive learning)

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Great lecture: what was it about again?

Great lecture: what was it about again? | Education Focus | Scoop.it
Fluent instruction no more effective than poor delivery in teaching terms
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30 Quick Editing Tips Every Content Creator Needs to Know | Copyblogger

30 Quick Editing Tips Every Content Creator Needs to Know | Copyblogger | Education Focus | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Copyblogger:
"While keeping diligent focus on your content production, you must also review your past choices, looking for ways to allow more readers to engage with your writing.
In other words you may need to think more like an editor.

Here are 30 editing tips that will help you become a more effective editor-in-chief of the content you create.

***Fall in love with your website:
1. Forget “like.”
2. Sit down; stay awhile.
3. Turn the spotlight outward.
4. Highlight a reason to subscribe.
5. Have discerning taste.
6. Break the rules for a good cause.
7. Don’t call it Google Minus.
8. Check your WordPress before you wreck your WordPress.
9. Tell them what you want.
10. Say no to “yes men.”

***Vamp up your editorial strategy:
11. Water the plant.
12. Prepare; don’t plan.
13. Take yourself out of the equation.
14. Research what’s hot.
15. Seduce your audience.
16. Diversify your topics.
17. Look in nooks and crannies.
18. Tighten up.
19. Walk the line.
20. Log out and mute.

***Make your words irresistible:
21. Try the Fat Ass Fudge diet.
22. Divide and conquer.
23. Use concise language.
24. Outline major points.
25. Write one compelling line.
26. Learn language rules.
27. Avoid word choice mistakes.
28. Examine each letter.
29. Leave time.
30. Regard everything as practice.

Drafts aren’t only rough versions of documents and manuscripts. Most creations are ongoing works in progress..."

Each tip is analyzed with more information and with many external links to explain better the tips.
Read full original article here:
http://www.copyblogger.com/30-editing-tips/

 


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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:45 PM

Some good reminders and a little kick in the you know what on copy/content creation. 

Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:34 PM

Excelente artículo de Stefanie Flaxman en Copyblogger en que nos da 30 consejos de edición que todo creador de contenidos necesita saber, agrupándolos en 3 grupos:

 

1.- Enamórate de tu página web.

2.- "Vampiriza" tu estrategia editorial.

3.- Haz tu palabra irresistible.

 

Y es que, en definitiva, ¡tu controlas tu proyecto!

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I just had to look 3 times at "Try Fat Ass Diet Book". Got my attention.
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC on Human-Computer Interaction: videos have 7 fails in HCI

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOC on Human-Computer Interaction: videos have 7 fails in HCI | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"What Coursera should have done is do what this course recommends, apply the usability test strategies that Krug, Norman and Nielsen recommend. Get in the experts and do ‘voiced trials'. To be fair, compared to the benchmark of dull one hour long lectures, it’s an improvement and it’s a start."  Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from Donald Clark's Plan B blog

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Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing

Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing | Education Focus | Scoop.it
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence. (RT @cota_meza: Consejos de escritor C. S. Lewis: Letters of Note: C.

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Education Focus | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Kick ass on final assessment

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Kick ass on final assessment | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"This flurry of activity in MOOCs has produced summative assessment that takes us forward in our thinking:

1. Has different degrees of certification based on demand2. Caters for different types of learner3. Offers anytime assessment4. Offers anywhere exams at home5. Offers network of test centre exams6. Sees education funded by volume certification7. Can be cheaper8. Pushes Innovation in online testing, like essay marking9. Makes us see that certification is not always desirable"Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from Donald Clark's Plan B blog
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Donald Clark Plan B: Keep on taking the tablets: 7 reasons why this is lousy advice

Donald Clark Plan B: Keep on taking the tablets: 7 reasons why this is lousy advice | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"I’m not against the use of tablets in schools, I just think that turning it into a ‘movement’ is a mistake and that too many of these projects are poorly planned, badly procured and lack proper evaluation."

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"What’s important here is that we see MOOCs as informing the debate around learning to get over the obvious problems of relevance, access and cost. This is by no means a definitive taxonomy but it’s a start. I’d really appreciate any comments, critiques or new categories."

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them."

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ABC: 10 reasons NOT to create a course and 10 other options

ABC: 10 reasons NOT to create a course and 10 other options | Education Focus | Scoop.it
My colleague, Clark Quinn, recently wrote a blog post, Yes, you do have to change, in which he explained how he felt that “the elearning industry, and the broader learning industry, is severely und...
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Donald Clark Plan B: Nielsen: When online goes bad - Flash 99% bad, eyetracking data, bad internal search

Donald Clark Plan B: Nielsen: When online goes bad - Flash 99% bad, eyetracking data, bad internal search | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Nielsen is not afraid to challenge those who see the internet as a medium for designers as opposed to users. His user-centred research confirms, time and time again, that real people want simpler, more consistent and less elaborate models and content. His advice, informed as it is by research, is invaluable for e-learning and web designers alike. But we should be cautious about seeing everything solely through the Puritan eyes of the usability expert as there are other qualities that matter in some contexts. On the whole however, he’s just plain right."

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Donald Clark Plan B: Sperling: most important man you’ve maybe never heard of in online learning

Donald Clark Plan B: Sperling: most important man you’ve maybe never heard of in online learning | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Sperling is a provocateur, constantly at odds with the establishment views on education and other topics but has always been committed to students from poor backgrounds. [...] unorthodox approach to education and business has broken the mould and shown that online education works on scale for adults who won’t or can’t conform to traditional timetables and courses. As one of the most successful examples of online learning on the planet Sperling is a true innovator in online learning." 

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- Startups - Nolan Bushnell of Brainrush - TWiST #282

1:30 We have the famous founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and more on the program today--Nolan Bushnell. 2:00 Thank you to our incredible sponsor Sourcebits!...
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It’s Time to go Beyond the Credit Hour

It’s Time to go Beyond the Credit Hour | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"The rigidness of semesters and courses and credit hours doesn’t work for adults who are juggling jobs, family and other priorities while they also work toward a degree – an elaborate dance that too often ends in students leaving school with no..." Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs.

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Barnes & Conti Blog » Blog Archive » Reflections from ASTD 2013

Barnes & Conti Blog » Blog Archive » Reflections from ASTD 2013 | Education Focus | Scoop.it

Ten Tips for Participating in ASTD 2014:  Arrive at the concurrent sessions early; Keep your notebook with you at all times; Exercise your influence skills; Apply your creativity; Practice your inspirational leadership; Wear comfortable shoes; Build working relationships; Meet as many people as you can; Find out what the conference hashtag will be;  Email right away.   Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from Barnes & Conti blog.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises

Donald Clark Plan B: Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises | Education Focus | Scoop.it
"1. Large no of enrolments (309,628)2. Age spread3. Huge subject-sensitive gender range (13-87%)4. Low no. students/ in teaching & education (36.8%)5. Learners from 176 countries (61% outside US/UK)6. Close to zero from China7. Main driver – learning, low interest in certification8. Sparse use of Forums9. Big range on SoA across courses (4-44%)10. Expectations – met more or completely (77%)"Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from Donald Clark's Plan B blog
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Education Focus | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

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Interesting.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Top Ten Mistakes in eLearning

Donald Clark Plan B: Top Ten Mistakes in eLearning | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Stock images with txt; Unedited blocks of txt; Unnecessary animation; Txt plus identical audio; Inconsistent navigation (...)" Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from Donald Clark's Plan B blog.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Latin: Mary Beard and why it has no place in core curricula

Donald Clark Plan B: Latin: Mary Beard and why it has no place in core curricula | Education Focus | Scoop.it

“There is only one good reason for learning Latin, and that is that you want to read what is written in it….”

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: a breath of fresh air, albeit the same air

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: a breath of fresh air, albeit the same air | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Ecclesiastes, that most idiosyncratic book of the bible, says ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’ and so it is with MOOCs. We have yet to see the serious use of high-end, adaptive techniques, AI, different species of high-end simulation, gaming and the many more adventurous forms of online learning experiences. The use of peer learning has been patchy and the use of social media has been peripheral. To be fair we can already see that the investment and commitment is there to see MOOCs evolve and start to push the pedagogic boundaries. They are a breath of fresh air, albeit the same air."

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Donald Clark Plan B: Tablets: 7 researched ways they can inhibit learning

Donald Clark Plan B: Tablets: 7 researched ways they can inhibit learning | Education Focus | Scoop.it
"The danger is that we are being lulled into believing that tablets are appropriate by qualitative reports from students (who let’s be honest don’t mind doing less!). What’s needed is more hard-headed research, not on attractiveness but on attainment."
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Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education

Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Good technology always has an allure and iPads have tons of allure, but it’s an allure that appeals to adults not children. I can see a use for tablets with young children 3-9 and perhaps in special needs. Once beyond the basics of play, the iPad is a luxury that schools cannot afford. Neither are they desirable in terms of the type of learning that schools largely deliver. These initiatives are often technology and not learning-led...."

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Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens

Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens | Education Focus | Scoop.it

"Some argue that games may turn out a generation with better IQs, better skills, more attuned to technology with a more enlightened learner-centric attitude towards learning than any previous generation. Many also argue that we should harness the strength of games, while setting their weaknesses to the side. In any case Prensky was a pioneer and tireless campaigner for games in learning."

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The Dark Side of MOOCs - Online Colleges

The Dark Side of MOOCs - Online Colleges | Education Focus | Scoop.it
MOOCs may be rising in popularity, but find out if they are worth all the hype and your time.
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